Bolshoi, Encore Showing
The legend of the enigmatic swan-woman set to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of a score is ballet’s most beloved production in the classical canon.
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Starring: Olga Smirnova, The Bolshoi Corps de Ballet, Jacopo Tissi, Egor Gerashchenko, Alexei Putinsev
Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her. At the castle, prospective brides try to entertain the distracted Prince, but it is the ravishing swan Odile who threatens the promise Siegfried made to Odette.
The Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake exemplifies the dramatic tension and heart-stopping beauty of motion with prima ballerina Olga Smirnova leading the cast, as sensational as the black swan as she is poignant as white swan.
Note. This presentation was originally captured live on February 23, 2020.